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Key Information Systems hosts webinar on biometrics

Key Information Systems hosts webinar on biometrics


Key Information Systems, a systems integration company and Premier IBM Business Partner that specializes in storage, e-business and high-availability solutions, announced today its KEY Webinar "Biometrics: Highly Secure Authentication and Digital Signatures for Life Sciences Organizations", a Web-based seminar that explores challenges faced by health care and pharmaceutical organizations, reviews identification and authentication breakthroughs with biometrics, and presents solutions that are working today.

This KEY Webinar event takes place Tuesday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to noon PDT (2 to 3 pm EDT).

The KEY Webinar features Mark Wade, vice president at Daon, a biometrics solution provider, Janet L. Gagnon, Ph.D., IBM BCS Healthcare/Life Sciences Practice, and Pete Elliot, director of marketing at Key Information Systems.

Topics for this free KEY Webinar on biometrics for the health care and pharmaceutical industries include the following:

* Gain non-repudiable authentication to control access to electronic information
* Increase security and auditability
* Meet digital signature requirements for 21CFR Part 11
* Eliminate PIN / password sharing
* Enable secure access and electronic signatures for medical records and prescriptions

To register for this free KEY Webinar, go to

Pete Elliot, Director of Marketing for Key, said, "The new HIPPA regulations and the public demand for security over their own health records has put the spotlight on improved security over medical records and the associated authentication processes. In addition, life sciences organizations are looking for biometrics to increase security and compliance with FDA audit regulations. New biometric techniques for authentication now exist for the iSeries, UNIX and Linux platforms. This KEY Webinar reviews the most critical security issues in the health care industry and the biometrics solutions that can provide the higher levels of authentication demanded today."

"IBM Life Sciences and its business partners are in the vanguard of the movement to develop new technologies to meet the changing requirements in health care information security. Daon has developed biometric software products that provide authentication and identification within a full medical information system context," continued Elliot.

Mark Wade at Daon added, "It is no longer sufficient to simply authenticate a password or a token - the most secure solution is to authenticate the person through their individual and unique characteristics. Daon protects the physical and digital data assets of an organization as well as ensuring the privacy of the individual. Daon's e-signature solution, DaonSign, both meets and exceeds the digital signature requirements of worldwide regulatory bodies, including the FDA's 21 CFR Part 11."

This webinar is part of the KEY Webinar Free University Series produced by Key Information Systems to explore current business and technology issues including data security, high availability, server consolidation, storage issues and Linux. The entire series is summarized in Key's INsights e-newsletter. To register for INsights, send an e-mail to with your name and e-mail address. Registration data is kept confidential. See also the Key web site at for a complete schedule of webinars.

About Key Information Systems Inc.
Key Information Systems Inc., a Premier Business Partner with IBM, is a systems integration company located at 22120 Clarendon St., Suite 100, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, USA. Founded in 1995, Key delivers affordable and scalable solutions for today's fast-paced business environment by integrating business strategies with infrastructure engineering. The company provides corporate infrastructure architecture for business continuity, storage, and e-business solutions. Key Information Systems is a leading provider of IBM server solutions for the iSeries, AIX (UNIX), NT, and Linux platforms and has distinguished itself by extending its high availability infrastructure solutions to the Internet economy. The company delivers a complete range of professional services including education, maintenance, and IBM Global Financing. For more information, please visit the company online or call 1-877-442-3249.

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